In Intel’s latest Q4 earnings report they have confirmed that Skylake will land in the second half of 2015, but 10 nm is still a far ways off. Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich has confirmed that the Broadwell delay has not affected the Skylake launch schedule. Intel still plans to release Skylake in the second half of this year around back to school time.
Well all know Intel’s tick-tock release schedule and according to it Braodwell was supposed to be launched in the first half of 2014, but due to various delays Broadwell parts, especially the high-end versions were pushed back till 2015. Intel was able to squeeze out Core-M parts in late 2014 and larger Broadwell-U parts in early 2015.
We have still not seen the flagship quad-core mobility Broadwell-H parts. Many have speculated that these notebook parts may not ever come out and Intel will cancel Broadwell-H due to Skylake coming so soon. Skylake is on schedule to launch in the back to school time frame of this year with both mobile and desktop variants.
Intel’s roadmap that you see above still lists both Broadwell-K and Skylake-S parts to be launched at the same time. We wonder if this will actually still be the plan as Skylake is far superior to Broadwell.
Other interesting news from the Intel conference call is an update on Cannonlake, Intel’s first 10 nm part. Intel never mentioned it by name, but they did talk about the 10 nm process. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich indicated that the company has still not established timing for the process. This makes a debut of 10 mm in 2016 unlikely, but it is too early to tell.